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Frontiers in Biology. Rapid Fire 1 Spring 2008. Today's Agenda. Gene Therapy Sleep Aging Life Epigenetics The Killer Flu. For Each Topic…. 10-15 minute video Answer 3 questions Q & A session. Gene Therapy. In practice. IOO. What does IOO mean to you? Institute of Ophthalmology

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frontiers in biology

Frontiers in Biology

Rapid Fire 1

Spring 2008

today s agenda
Today's Agenda
  • Gene Therapy
  • Sleep
  • Aging
  • Life
  • Epigenetics
  • The Killer Flu
for each topic
For Each Topic…
  • 10-15 minute video
  • Answer 3 questions
  • Q & A session
gene therapy

Gene Therapy

In practice

slide5
IOO
  • What does IOO mean to you?
  • Institute of Ophthalmology
  • University College London
  • University of London
  • My old lab….
  • Centre of Research Excellence
prof robin ali
Prof. Robin Ali

Seeking a cure for blindness…

news coverage
News coverage….
  • NBC Evening News
sleep
Sleep
  • What happened to the flies that were deprived of sleep?
  • Why is sleep necessary?
  • Which animals need sleep?
aging
Aging
  • What is the average current age span of Americans?
  • What is the correlation between diet and aging?
  • What chemical in red wine good for you?
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Life
  • What is easier, to build a bomb or to make life?
  • What is fascinating about a meteorite?
  • What did they do at MIT with artificial life?
epigenetics
Epigenetics
  • What does epigenetics mean?
  • How does older twins’ DNA compare to that of younger twins?
  • How important is epigenetics to who you are?
the flu
The Flu
  • Where do all flu viruses start?
  • Can the bird flu pass between humans easily?
  • H5N1 mean?